Q1. What is the strongest argument in favor of removing
people from the voting rolls if they have not voted in several years?
Answer: To maintain
accurate voter rolls the government official periodically purge the voter rolls
by removing people who have not voted for several years. Maintaining the
integrity of the voter rolls is essential to conducting an election with
efficiency and integrity stands as the strongest argument in favor of the purge.
Purging of the inactive voters is done
due to the fact that either they have moved away or have died. This prevents irregularities to crop in the
voter rolls, this ensures accurate safe voting
and forbid misuse of voting rights.
Q2. What is the strongest argument in favor of leaving
people’s names on the voting rolls if they are citizens and registered
according to the rules?
Answer: The 6th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled in September 2016 that Ohio’s
policy ran afoul of a 1993 law that prohibits states from striking registered
voters for the person’s failure to vote. Voting is the fundamental right of a registered citizen and is the foundation of
democracy. A person cannot be barred from their rights simply because they
choose not to exercise that right. The voting
right should not be treated like use it or lose it. Federal law protects
infrequent voters and prevents election officials from relying on facts that person
not casting their vote conclude to their death, moving out or ineligibility.
Q3. What groups of people do you think will be most
disadvantaged by the policy of removing voters, and why? Who stands to benefit
(and I don’t mean simply “people who vote in each election – what TYPES of
people?) Is this a Civil Rights issue? Why?
Answer: Purging of
voter rolls have emerged as tools to suppress voting, voting rights targeting
racial minorities, poor, students, elderly and marginal groups of people. This limit
the legitimate participation of the disadvantaged groups. It also takes its toll on the millions of people who
move each year in search of a job and
Conservatives who back the laws say that there’s a danger of
fraudulent votes, which pollute the democratic process at best and swing
elections at worst. Removing the rights of the minorities to vote, benefits
the conservative party (republicans) and their
partisan to maintain their stature through gerrymandering.
The act of voter suppression is a serious violation of civil
right and thus make is the most important civil right issue. As millions of
voters are at risk of disenfranchisement from this effort. This effort also is
a violation of two federal laws, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993
and the Help America Vote Act of 2002 that safeguard
the public interest.
Q4. How do you feel about this policy? If you were in
charge, what would you require in order for citizens to cast a vote?
Answer: The government has invoked
to tackle the threat of voter fraud through this policy. But through time
people are observing it as an act of voter suppression that benefits the conservatives
and the liberals are constantly opposing it. The highly decentralized electoral
system makes fraudulent votes impossible. It is straight up violation of civil
rights and if anyone fails to vote counts
for their removal from the electoral roll which is their right, then they should
also be removed from the taxpayer’s role, that’s how it is justified. For
failing to vote you are purged but for failing to pay taxes you are given legal notices and fines. That’s what to
expect from a money minded government.
To require the citizens to cast vote they must know their
rights first, ignorance is what destroys our right because we are unaware of them. The eligibility and the condition
should be known to every citizen to vote. Also,
there is Help American Vote Act (HAVA) that safeguards the citizens’ voting
rights. Just an ID Proof is required to establish identity at the booth. The legal matter must be explained to the
voters. Compulsory voting is likely to create a more engaged, more
knowledgeable electorate. People committed to voting pay more attention to
politics because they understand their votes matter.